The poverty of theory & other essays

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Monthly Review Press, 1978 - History - 404 pages
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This classic collection of essays by E.P. Thompson, one of Englands most renowned socialist voices, remains a staple text in the history of Marxist theory. The bulk of the book is dedicated to Thompsons famous polemic against Louis Althusser and what he considers the reductionism and authoritarianism of Althusserian structuralism. In lively and erudite prose, Thompson argues for a self-critical and unapologetically humanist Marxist tradition. Also included are three essays of considerable importance to the development of the New Left. Called essential reading for American radicals by The Nation, this book is one no serious socialist can afford to be without.

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The Poverty of Theory
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Outside the Whale 1960
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The Peculiarities of the English 1965
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